Three candidates have filed in their nomination papers for the Chipata Central Parliamentary seat.
Former Chipata Central MP, Reuben M’tolo Phiri of the MMD was the first to file in his nomination papers around 09:20 hours while UPND’s Nedson Undi, a Chipata based businessman filed in his nomination papers around 11 hours.
Mumamba Potipher Chungu from FDD managed to file in his nomination papers around 11:35 hours.
Chipata Central Constituency Returning Officer, Samuel Phiri confirmed that the three candidates presented valid papers as per requirement by ECZ, the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
Other candidates expected to file in their nomination papers are from the Democratic Assembly, UNIP, Green Party, Rainbow party, PF, the Patriotic Party and four independent candidates.
And PF Provincial Chairperson, Andrew Lubusha says the party will field a candidate for the Chipata Central parliamentary seat today despite reports that PF and MMD wanted one candidate.
Meanwhile in Chipangali Constituency, Champion Tembo for UPND has filed in his nomination papers while in Luangeni Constituency, only Moses Moyo for UPND has so far filed in his papers.
And in Chadiza district, Breeze FM Correspondent Christopher Banda reports that Allan Mbewe for MMD and Ziwani Banda an independent candidate have filed in thier nomination papers.
Meanwhile confusion ensued in the UPND camp in Lundazi constituency after an adoption certificate was awarded to a wrong candidate.
Breeze FM Correspondent Mtambwa Nkhoma reports that UPND Provincial Secretary Christopher Phiri says that the certificate was awarded to Mathias Nyirongo instead of Frackson Banda.
Further confusion engulfed the FDD and UNIP camps, whose candidates failed to file in their nomination papers at their scheduled times because of failure to raise the required number of supporters.
And Breeze FM Staffer, Gift Phiri reports from Petauke District that only Abel Phiri for FDD has managed to file in his nomination papers for Petauke Central Parliamentary seat.